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ILWU pledges solidarity with Standing Rock

ILWU pledges solidarity with Standing Rock

On December 6, the ILWU International Executive Board voted unanimously to adopt a statement of policy opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Calling Alaska Pensioners!

Calling Alaska Pensioners!

ILWU pensioners are beginning to get organized in Alaska. It started this past September at the Pacific Coast Pensioners Association Convention where ILWU President Bob McEllrath and Pacific Coast Pensioners President Greg Mitre presented a new charter authorizing the formation of the All Alaska Pensioners Group. Coordinating the effort is W.C. “Pee Wee” Smith of Ketchikan, [&hellip

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ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

The ILWU is strongly invested in our community here and they showed that during our pledge drive

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ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

Crewmembers on foreign flagged vessels arriving at West Coast ports have frequently sought help from ILWU members and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) inspectors. “Sometimes we discover that crew members haven’t been paid correctly, or other times they report abusive working conditions, but sometimes it comes down to respecting their right to shore leave after [&hellip

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 Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

  Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

Donald Trump stunned the political establishment on November

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PMA & ILWU convene talks in San Francisco, agree to return

PMA & ILWU convene talks in San Francisco, agree to return

The PMA and ILWU met on November 1st in San Francisco, where discussions were held on the concept of a contract extension

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Local 500 celebrates fifty years of solidarity

Local 500 celebrates fifty years of solidarity

Local 500 organized a celebration in late September to honor the 1966 coming together known as “amalgamation” that brought many smaller locals into one, big united Local

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ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

The semi-annual meeting brought together docker unions from a dozen countries

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Why we can’t vote Trump

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Why we can’t vote Trump

You may have heard that I don’t have much patience for politicians, especially ones who want our help when they’re desperate for votes or contributions – then ignore us when we need their support. I liked Bernie Sanders because he was different in all the right ways. He says the right things and votes the [&hellip

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New film promotes “Medicare for all”

New film promotes “Medicare for all”

The ILWU Puget Sound District Council and Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies sponsored a September 21showing of the new film called “Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point.” The one-hour documentary explains why America’s patchwork of government- funded, privately-controlled, employer-based health care is failing both workers and businesses because it results in higher [&hellip

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